Congregational Field Work

Session: Summer
Type: Field Education
Units: 1-5
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Approval Required: No

Fieldwork is an opportunity to put into action the theory learned in the classroom. Working in a congregation gives the student a chance to develop their unique pastoral voice while navigating complexities of a congregation’s history, culture, systems and ethos. Fieldwork placements may include: teaching a religious education class for children or adults, working with a youth group, serving on a pastoral care team, participating in a stewardship campaign and more. Evaluation is based on Zoom conversations with professor, midterm and final evaluations.

This course is for M.Div. students. Variable credits, between 1-5.0 depending on the scope of work done. Relates to Thresholds: 1. Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement 2. Prophetic Witness and Work 5. Spiritual Practice and Care of the Soul 6. Thea/ology in Culture and Context 7. Educating for Wholeness and Liberation 8. Embodied Wisdom and Beauty. MFC competencies varies according to the nature of a student’s field experience.

Auditors excluded.